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Xiao Huo Luo Dan (Minor Invigorate the Collaterals Special Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Actions:

  • Invigorates the blood, warms and unblocks the channels, dispels wind and damp, and transforms phlegm

Indications:

  • Wind Damp Cold blocking the channels: Severe migrating or fixed pain in the joints and bones with stiffness and a reduced range of motion
  • Wind Phlegm blockage with Blood stagnation in the channels (Wind Stroke): Chronic weakness, numbness, and pain of the extremities. Possible paralysis. Wind stroke.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale or purple tongue with a white and moist coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Apoplexy
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is very invigorating and pungent, it should only be used in patients with a strong constitution
  • Do not use during pregnancy.
  • Do not use in hypertensive patients.
  • Do not use in cases where there is yin or blood deficiency.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Grind the ingredients in to a powder, add honey, and form in to pills.
  • Take 3 Grams, 2 times daily on an empty stomach with water or wine.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Bladder

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):


Cao Wu (Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata)
Cao Wu (Prepared Wild Aconite)
Qty: 180 grams (prepared)
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Hot, Extremely Toxic
Latin: Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Chuan Wu (Radix Aconiti Preparata)
Chuan Wu (Prepared Sichuan Aconite)
Qty: 180 grams (prepared)
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Hot, Extremely Toxic
Latin: Radix Aconiti Preparata
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Zhi Tian Nan Xing (Arisaematis Rhizoma preparatum)
Zhi Tian Nan Xing (Prepared Jack in the Pulpit Rhizome) 制天南星
Qty: 180 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, SP
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Arisaematis Rhizoma preparatum
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
Mo Yao (Myrrh) 没药
Qty: 66 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Resina Myrrhae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
Ru Xiang (Frankincense Resin) 乳香
Qty: 66 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Resina Olibani
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Di Long (Lumbricus)
Di Long (Earthworm) 地龙
Qty: 180 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, LU, SP
Prop: Salty, Cold
Latin: Lumbricus
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
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